Tim Atkin MW

Garage Wine Co Isidore Vineyard Semillón 2020 F3 92 pts Secano Interior (13%)

Fermented and aged in amphoras with very little added sulphur and partial skin contact, this is an appealingly traditional, low-tech white from a 66-year-old vineyard in the Maule Valley. Citrus, camomile and beeswax flavours combine on the palate, with lots of minerality and concentration, a hint of black tea and a fresh, tangy finish. 2022-27

 

Tim Atkin MW

Isidore Vineyard Semillon Fieldcraft 2019 Maule Valley – Lot # F2 93 Pts 12,5%
This small-volume Semillón hails from a one-hectare parcel of 65-year-old vines on decomposed granite soils. It’s a tight, pithy, stony style with notes of lanolin, citrus peel and pink grapefruit, stony minerality, some grip from partial skin contact and a sappy quality from ageing in amphoras rather than oak. 2022-27

 

 

Tim Atkin MW

Isidore Vineyard Semillon Fieldcraft 2018 Maule Valley – Lot # F1 92 Pts
A 100-year-old parcel supplies the fruit for this impressive Semillón, which spends 11 months on skins and is partly fermented in clay pots, or tinajas. Fresh, textured and assertive, it has some subtle reduction, lime and citrus fruit and some tannic grip. 2020-24